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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2012

Skin Cancer: Counseling

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends counseling children, adolescents, and young adults ages 10 to 24 years who have fair skin about minimizing their exposure to ultraviolet radiation to reduce risk for skin cancer. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Adolescent Health
Cancer
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Skin Cancer: Counseling recommendation statement. 2012 May [cited 2014 Mar 10]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf11/skincancouns/skincancounsrs.htm